Vocal Production

Vocal Producer London

Vocal directing

    • Melody enhancement
    • Harmony guidance
    • Performance guidance
    • Vocal production guidance

Vocal recording editing

    • Manual tuning
    • Vocal alignment
    • Vocal mixing of lead, double ups and harmonies
    • Vocal editing/manipulation
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Joules Productions' down to earth producer, Julian Chown brings professional quality to vocal recordings.

Vocal production includes topline development, arrangments, setting up the dynamics to a track for mixing & editing ready for professional use.

What is Vocal Production?

Vocal production is one of the most important parts of a hit song. They need to sound close to perfect for radio and media these days. Vocals are carefully nurtured to ensure they are natural and musically/theoretically spot on for the style.

Vocal Production Mixing Tools

We use award-winning mixing tools for music and vocal perfection, which include Melodyne, Antares Auto-TuneSynchro Arts Vocalign, Slate Digital, Soundtoys, and the mighty Fabfilter. True analog outboard gear includes Teletronix, DBX and Neve are available for warmth and dynamics.

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1950s tube AKG C12 and Neumann U87

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The amazing Neve 1073

As well as analog hardware, recently the new Fabfilter Q3 plugin arrived, which fixes certain EQ issues quickly. It's a clever one as it brings quick isolation of annoying frequencies which can then be dipped away either dynamically or through compression and we love it.

Vocal Production Tweaking & Recording

Our selection of beautiful microphones and classic preamps and mics we use have been heard on countless hit records since the 1950s and are ideal for serious vocal recordings.

Alongside outstanding analog equipment, we use digital plugins to tweak performances to tailor for the music style.

With our selection of the world's greatest tube microphones, pre-amps, various outboard, and digital plugins, we can boast outstanding delivery to perfection for vocal mixing quality.

Record Labels

From experience, major labels tell artists to not waste their time sending in rough demos. Therefore it is important to get the sound right prior.

We complete music to perfection so that it is ready for both label releases.

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Vocal Production Mixing

It all starts from a decently recorded vocal track with choices of several microphones that we have alongside tube pre-amps. Between these, we then choose what works best for a voice.

We then record the multiple vocal takes until the best performances have been delivered. Vocal takes are then chosen to suit and with this, we can go as far as choosing these line by line.

For further beautiful clarity dynamics, reverbs, delays, EQs and exciters are applied carefully to bring vocals forward into the mix.

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Topline melody guidance

Knowing what makes a great top-line melody and accompanying harmony is a must. We have invested years to know what works in great records.

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Performance perfection

For a listener to want to listen, the vocals need to contain emotional dynamics, memorible melodies and movement. Our specialist skills here will bring the music to perfection.

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Vintage microphones & preamps

We use some of the world's best microphones that can be heard on countless hit records. We use tube C12 (1950s), Beeznees Arrabella (U47/49), Mahalia (U67), FET U67 & others.

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Alignment & pitch shifting

Pitch correction can make a track modern because there is a sound in there. We firstly make sure that a performance is emotionally connected, then humanly perfect tuning when necessary.

Vocal production harmonies

Vocal harmonies are often a vital part to bring a song to life. "Ooohs" and "Aahs" can often be "icing on the cake" and with Julian's vocal producer piano arranging skills will make vocal harmonies a breeze to create.

Here are some examples.

Without harmonies

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With harmonies

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Vocal Production Tuning & Vocalign Acapella examples

1 - Raw vocals

2 - Tuned

3 - Mixed & Aligned

4 - Automated

Vocal Productions Tuning Examples

1 Untuned

2 Untuned

3 Untuned

1 Tuned

2 Tuned

3 Tuned

Vocal Production - Tools

For vocal tuning, there are several options available that are subtle to severe.

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Melodyne pitch editing

Melodyne is a manual tuning tool, which can both be subtle and severe.

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Autotune pitch editor

This automatically adds autotune to a track and can be extreme to ligh sounding

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VocalSynth

VocalSynth is used for robotic and a vocoder effect as heard often in electronic pop music

Fabfilter Q3
Fabfilter Q3

This is our most favourite mixing plugin to shape the sound of a vocal tracks EQ. Compress or expand/reduce any frequency easily.

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Vocalign

Syncroarts Vocalign is used to line up several vocals at once and sounds great

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Compressors: FET76, VCA65, Tube STA

As well as having analogue HW, available are software plugins to warm up vocals to perfection in mixes

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